Donate your used eclipse glasses!

Posted by Nicole Kiefert
on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Astronomy's eclipse glasses // Astronomy

Maybe you were one of the people scrambling at the last minute to find eclipse glasses for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, or maybe you were prepared and preordered your glasses. 

But now that the eclipse has come and gone, are you wondering what to do with that coveted protective eyewear?

An eclipse is coming to South America and Asia in 2019 and now Astronomers Without Borders, along with their corporate partner Explore Scientific, is collecting those used eclipse glasses to donate to schools so children can safely view the eclipse.

Every pair of glasses donated will be inspected thoroughly to make sure they are not damaged or fake and meet safety certifications.

To find out more about the donations and where you can send them, visit the Astronomers Without Borders website.

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